Life hasn’t been easy for 15-year-old Desirae Gladney and 13-year-old Jacob McBride, but the two students haven’t let that stop them from overcoming obstacles. The two were awarded the Youth Character Award Tuesday night from the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association. (February 9, 2012, Page 1)
Lafayette earned a complete sweep over Grenada in middle school football action on Thursday at William L. Buford Stadium. The seventh-grade Commodores won 20-6, while the eighth-graders won 16-6. (September 23, 2011, Page 7A)
Tuesday’s action on the gridiron proved that when the Oxford seventh graders claimed a 20-8 victory, while the Lafayette eighth-grade squad was able to hold on for a big 20-16 win. (August 31, 2011, Page 6A)
The Lafayette Middle School football teams opened the season on the road against Senatobia. The seventh-grade Commodores fell 14-0, while the eighth-grade team won 6-0. Senatobia scored its first touchdown in the seventh-grade game on a 48-yard pass play in the third quarter, while the Warriors second score came on a run with 40 seconds left in the contest. Lafayette coach Glenn Williams credited the play of Atarius Owens, who had an interception returned for a touchdown called back because of a penalty. Quarterback Tyler Williams also played well. Zeke Liggins led the Commodores to the win in the nightcap as he scored the game’s lone TD on a 3-yard run with 23 seconds left in the second quarter. (more…) (August 24, 2011, Page 8)
Lafayette middle school earned a baseball sweep over Marshall Academy on Thursday. The Commodores won 3-1 and 7-1 to remain in second place in the Tri Lakes Conference standings. Eli Murphree pitched the first game of the doubleheader and finished with six strikeouts against just two hits allowed. Austin Arrington had two hits and two RBIs in the win, Eli Murphree had a hit and an RBI, John Murphree had a hit, while Ryan Holland drove in a run. (more…) (April 8, 2011, Page 8A)
Led by seventh-grade starter Houston Roth, the Oxford Middle School Chargers put themselves in the drivers seat of their division with a 5-1 victory at crosstown rival Lafayette on Thursday. (April 1, 2011, Page 7A)
Neither the Lafayette Commodores nor Oxford Chargers Middle School baseball squads were able to get the better of the other in back-to-back games at Edwin Moak Field as the crosstown rivals split Monday’s doubleheader. (more…) (March 8, 2011, Page 8)
Lafayette’s middle school baseball team earned two lopsided 14-0 wins over South Panola Thursday. Both wins were no-hitters for the Commodores, who had four pitchers combine to strike out 19 batters.